Adult Events

  1. Library

    Physical Address
    100 Garfield Street
    Newington, CT 06111

    Phone: 860-665-8700

Online Events/Programs via Zoom Cloud Meetings, YouTube,
Facebook and NCTV

Some events will take place on Zoom Cloud Meetings and all of the information on how to join an event can be found by clicking here. Registration is required. Participants who register by calling 860-665-8700 will be emailed a link to access the Zoom program prior to the event. We hope to see you there!  

Other events, which are not live and do not require registration are on our YouTube Channel and can be accessed via YouTube or on this events page.. There will also be some Live YouTube events scheduled that will require registration by calling 860-665-8700.

Some of our library programs with community partners will be available on NCTV on Tuesdays @10:00 a.m. and Thursdays @ 7:00 p.m. 

In Person Programs/Outdoor Programs

 Please contact the library or view this webpage for the most up to date information.  These programs may need to change based on COVID-19 restrictions or inclement weather.  We appreciate your patience in this matter.  Our primary concern is everyone's safety.

 If you want to view some past programs you may have missed, scroll down to the bottom of this page to view the videos.

virtual tech help

Virtual Tech Help Appointments
Are you looking for help downloading an eBook?  Are you wondering how to get started with our streaming services like Hoopla? Do you need help with your smartphone or iPad? Call the library to schedule a one on one appointment with a librarian! Appointments will be held through Zoom.


Book Talks by Librarians - Virtual
Thursday, October 14 - 28
Join your librarians for book recommendations for all genres!  

Click here to view the video

Click here to view recommended titles

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Brooklyn Style Soft Pretzels - Virtual
Monday, October 18 - Nov 1
Chef Robert Scott is back with the ultimate snack! Watch as he makes delicious Brooklyn-style soft pretzels.  A video link and the recipe will be available on the library's website the day of the program.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library


Spooky Edition Trivia Night with Jeanette and Karolyn - Virtual
Friday, October 29, 7:00 p.m.
Get comfy in your living room in your best Halloween costume with snacks and answer questions about things that go bump in the night! Be prepared to get scared! Individuals and/or family teams of all ages are welcome to join in the fun.  Prizes will be awarded for the team that gets the best score and for the best costume.  Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

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Grab & Go Coloring Packets
October 29
We are happy to offer packets of coloring pages, each with its own theme. Coloring packets will be ready for pickup on or after the dates listed. Call to reserve a coloring packet.

stress management

Stress Management: A Proactive Approach – Virtual
Wednesday, November 3, 6:30 p.m.
Join us for an engaging workshop where we will learn what stress is, how the body responds to stress, and how we can manage stress. We will learn about a variety of tools including nutrition for stress management, movement, and other modalities. Learn strategies that will provide solutions for optimal stress management. Jill Patterson, RDN, is a registered dietitian nutritionist, certified fitness instructor, and certified personal trainer.
Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.
 Co-sponsored by the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library.

page turners

Page Turners Book Discussion – Virtual
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds
Thursday, November 4, 7:00 p.m.

Join us for this lively book discussion facilitated by a library staff member. All are welcome.
Registration is required to receive the Zoom link

book donations

Donation Day
 Sunday, November 7, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.

Friends of the Lucy Robbins Welles Library will be accepting donations of newer fiction,
 non-fiction, (CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays & audiobooks) in the library parking lot. Call the library for more details.

​     Some past programs you may have missed    

Excel - Victoria

Excel Basics
Tuesday, October 12 
Learn essential Excel features for formatting, adding formulas, and more!

Click here to view the program

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Hidden Figures to the Forefront: A Discussion on Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Across Age and Ethnicity
with Yvonne Alston - Virtual

Wednesday, October 6
LGBTQIA+. Not sure what all the initials are for? Are you wondering about how people identify? Our society is evolving and so are folks who have just come into expression or have been hiding their identities. How do we embrace and engage with those who change their gender identity or transition to a different sexual orientation? What is the difference between the two?
Videos will be available on the library's website on the day of the program.
Co-sponsored by the Newington Chamber of Commerce.

Click here to access the video

Yvonne Alston

Moving from Bravery to Safe Space with Yvonne Alston - Virtual
Wednesday, September 22
You hear a lot these days about "psychological safety". It is a vital element of organization culture but not so easily attained. When we think about first responders, before they rush into the burning building or make some heroic attempt to help others to safety, they must muster up a critical attribute. BRAVERY. This same logic applies to us. Before we can have challenging conversations about diversity, equity and inclusion, we need to have the courage to do so.  And it's so much more than "putting on a brave face". The video will be on the website the day of the program.
Co-sponsored by the Newington Chamber of Commerce.

Click here to access the recorded program

Introduction to the next program in the series

Netflix Video (Netflix account needed to view this video)

Supplementary Material - Checklist

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Eat This Not That - Virtual
Wednesday, September 15, 6:30 p.m.
Nutrition plays a big role in our health, energy and mood. Join us for this fun and interactive nutrition program, and learn how making simple tweaks in our foods lead to big results! Jill Patterson, RDN is an award-winning registered dietitian, nutritionist, certified fitness instructor and personal trainer.  She is passionate about helping people live their happiest, healthiest lives! Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.

Click here to access the recorded program.


Learn About Hoopla
Tuesday, September 14
Learn how to access ebooks, audiobooks, movies and more using Hoopla. This video will cover signing up for a Hoopla account and downloading/accessing titles. Hoopla can be used with a valid Newington library card or with a valid card from any other library that subscribes to Hoopla.  Video will be available on the library's website on the day of the program.

Click here to access the recorded program.

Churro Muffins

Culinary Delights - Virtual
Churro Muffin

Monday, September 13
Join Chef Rob Scott as he shared a yummy sweet cinnamon treat. Video will be available on the library's website on the day of the program.

CT Health District

COVID Update with Central Connecticut Health District - Virtual
Wednesday, September 8, 6:30 p.m.
Join Luis Pantoja, MPH, Central CT Health District for an update on COVID and vaccines in Connecticut. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Sponsored by Berlin-Peck Memorial Library.

Click here for the recorded program